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One White Rose

(Claybornes' Brides (Rose Hill) #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  4,959 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Douglas Clayborne will never turn his back on anyone in need, and everyone in Blue Belle knows it. Time and again, his intolerance of cruelty of any kind has made him a champion of the defenseless ... but his quiet strength faces its ultimate battle when he meets Isabel Grant. He arrives at her ranch to pick up the magnificent Arabian stallion he's purchased, but he cannot ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 150 pages
Published December 31st 1997 by Pocket Books (first published July 1st 1997)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Another sweet story from Julie Garwood.

I really like Douglas Clayborne. He seemed to be less of a presence in For the Roses and One Pink Rose, so it was a real pleasure getting to know him in this story.

Isabel Grant is a likable character and had many trials to overcome. She and Douglas work together, learn to compromise and everything turns out just fine.

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I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed reading this book. It's a sugary sweet, wholesome romance. I love Julie Garwood's humour, but it's the type of humour some of my friends would roll their eyes too and tell me their grandma thinks it's funny.

I fell in love with all the Clayborne brothers in For the Roses by Julie Garwood and it was a delight seeing Douglas get his hea. I'm a sucker for a Hero that's good with kids. Douglas has a mixture of masculine, protective, and nurturing
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Awww I really liked Douglas Clayborne. Another sweet story that is part of Julie Garwood's Rose series. I thought Isabel was a lovely leading lady and she was a bit feisty. She sure did put Douglas in his place at the end. :)

~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Rounding up to 5 stars even tho there was a little bit too much push pull for me. It's a true testament of a great author when you simply hang on for the ride when the characters are driving you crazy . Isabelle's stubborn yet brave personality and snarky banter was just so refreshing. Douglas simply took loyal and steady, protective and honorable to a whole different level. I really wanted to shake them but everything just fell in place when it needed to. Little Parker was so adorable and knew ...more
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Another adorable book in this terrific series. Oh, those boys are such devils! But, they have hearts of gold. ;)
Sep 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a short but sweet read
128 pages. The book is short. I read it in a short span of time. But in that short time, this short book never failed to amaze, frustrate and amaze me again.

The book, despite being short, it did not have any shortcomings for me. It was perfect the way it was. In fact, this is my favorite in the series.

This is Douglas Clayborne's story. After imminent danger of being shot by a woman who's almost going to deliver a child starts a short but touching love story. He went out of the way to claim an
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Another sweet read. Bit more of a punch to it than the previous book.

Dec 10, 2017 marked it as will-not-read
Can't read a book where the hero has my brothers name lol
BJ Rose
Jul 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with the Claybournes the first time I read For the Roses. In that book, Douglas was the brother who first discovered the baby who was thrown in the refuse heap (she became their baby sister Mary Rose), so this role was perfect for him. He travels to a farm to collect the Arabian stallion he had purchased, but instead finds himself delivering the widow's baby during a rainstorm. Then of course he has to stay a while because the doctor says that the premature baby can't be moved ...more
Chitra *CJ*
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: safety-first
Douglas was such a sweet character. As he goes to purchase his horse from Parker's farm, he meets his widow Isabel, who is in labor and decides to help her out. He also vows to save her from Boyle/the goons who want to take over her land and kind of becomes her knight in shining armor.
I loved the interactions between the main couple and Parker. There is a mild angst when Douglas tries to make Isabel face "reality", but it is resolved quickly.
Really enjoyed this book!!
Safe read
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first Julie Garwood novel, and it swept me off my feet!✨
Gillian Murrell
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Book 3 is the story of Douglas and Isabel, this is a rather sweet story. When Douglas first meets Isabel she has gone into labour 3 to 4 weeks early and there is no one around so Douglas has to help deliver the baby. Isabel's husband is dead so she lives all alone on her property. Baby Parker is born safe and sound. Land thief Boyle has his mind set one marrying the young widow and taking her land. Douglas finds he has to hang around for another two months to protect Isabel while Parker grows ...more
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As I did with my review for One Pink Rose, I'm going to keep this review short and sweet.

I wont bore with details of the story. In my opinion it's quite straightforward: The hero arrives unexpectedly at the heroine's to collect a horse he purchased from the heroine's late husband. Unbeknownst to the hero, he's just arrived at a good moment. The heroine is being threatened by a rich bully who has intimidated the entire town, cut the heroine off from supplies and people in an attempt to force her
Apr 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
I like this book a little more than One Pink Rose. This sweet romance started when Clayborne brother Douglas shows up to a ranch to collect an Arabian he has purchased from Parker Grant. He is greeted by an angry panting woman pointing a rifle at him in the middle of a thunder storm. He manages to grab the rifle from her and sees she's about to give birth. He learns Isabel Grant has been widowed and held hostage on her property by the vicious and dangerous rancher who not only wants her land but ...more
jane pearson
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One white Rose

A brilliantly written story Douglas Claybourne goes to pick up an arabian horse he was buying only to find a young pregnant widow in labour and his trouble begins. Isabel was alone with no help from anyone and Douglas's just wants to help and protect her and the baby unfortunately there are a few problems they need to overcome. The characters are brilliantly portrayed by the author as the story unfolds the Caybourne brothers all make an appearance I just love the witty banter
Betty Server
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great Short Story to add to the Claybourne saga!
I found this book though also short like the last, to be much better. The story was well balanced and did not feel rushed. I thought the plot was great and allowed the couple's relationship to develop over time rather then an instant love like in One Pink Rose. Loved seeing all the brothers together again. Their camaraderie is always fun to read. The book tied up nicely and the ending was extremely sweet.
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A cute short story which I liked. They got along so great, the chemistry was there from the beginning. Isabel wasn't all yes, she had boundaries and a funny way to explain what her gratitude is. Which leads me to my favourite part where she explains how she shows gratitude and then calls Cole asking him if he has some time for her. That was a true lol moment.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Douglas Clayborne has a way with animals. People come from miles around to ask his advice about their horses, cattles, and various other animals. The one thing he can't stand is cruelty. So when he gets to Isabel Grant's place and finds she's pretty much being held hostage he has to get involved.
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One White Rose

Short, Sweet story. Love the Claybourne brothers. Douglas was a modern man when it came to helping a woman raise a baby Certainly worth reading. Will want to read others in this series.
Iza Soares
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating 6 of 7

Douglas is amazing and if you disagree, you're deadly wrong! Honestly to god, Isabel saying she did/would sleep with everyone she was grateful was one of the best scenes I have ever read in my whole life.

Gabriela Arapu
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
6 stars please!
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Satiating my pregnancy hormones. Witty writing, fun character.
Jean Blackburn
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. This a reread for me,
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book.
Mellanie C
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this series by Julie Garwood.
Sarah Elizabeth
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Not believable and not well developed.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very quick read. A cute romance.
Jerry Jares
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Douglas Clayborne is the hero in this episode; he has traveled to the farm where he has purchased an Arabian stallion. Instead, he finds a feisty widow with a gun who is in terrible danger from neighboring rancher Boyle, who wants Isabel Grant's land and her person (for his wife). The local citizens have been threatened by the villain so that they are afraid to help Isabel. Now that she is ready to deliver her baby, there is no one to help but Douglas.

After the delivery, the baby is in such
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